Sports fans across the country have enjoyed another full weekend’s worth of games as part of the ongoing NFL playoffs as the 2018-2019 season begins to come to its climactic end. While games were being played on Sunday, the NFL took advantage of the busy day to announce the confirmation that Maroon 5 will indeed be one of their featured performers for Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3rd, along with rapper Travis Scott and Outkast‘s Big Boi. Maroon 5 had previously been rumored to be part of this year’s big sporting event, but it wasn’t until the NFL’s confirmation early Sunday afternoon when those speculations became official.The league’s announcement on Sunday also put an end to the reports that other high profile artists ranging from Jay Z to Rihanna had also been in the running to perform at some point, but withdrew their interest due to the NFL’s fumbling (plenty of pun intended) of how they failed to positively work with the player protests originated by former Super Bowl XLVII participant, Colin Kaepernick.The confirmation of Travis Scott should come as no surprise. The rap star has emerged as a headline-caliber performer over the last few years thanks to big record releases like 2018’s Astroworld, as well as his affiliation with pop culture personas like the Kardashian family. Scott’s participation in the upcoming mid-game mini-concert didn’t come without some requests from the rapper, however. Earlier in the day on Sunday, it was reported that the NFL would have to make a joint donation to Dream Corps, an organization fighting for social justice, in order for Scott to play ball, so to speak.Related: Foo Fighters And Run The Jewels To Play Pre-Super Bowl Concert At Pop-Up Atlanta Concert Venue [Photos]“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said in a statement about his agreement to perform. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation.”Maroon 5’s participation is somewhat of an anomaly considering there are so few rock-based acts who have that kind of mainstream drawing power anymore due to the undeniable emergence of EDM and commercial hip-hop as America’s most bankable music genres at the moment. A big reason for group’s longevity in pop relevance can be credited to their lead singer, Adam Levine, who’s been one of the stars of NBC’s The Voice since 2011.Fans can watch this year’s attempt at a concert when the Super Bowl airs on February 3rd via CBS.
Sead Kolašinac received permission to play for the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Today, the Football Association officially received confirmation from FIFA that the request of Sead Kolašinac and of the B&H Football Association to change sports citizenship was accepted, announced the Association.Thus, Kolašinac gained the right to play for the B&H team. (Source: Fena)